Yang: coin of Korean Empire (1892-1902); 100 fun

YANG: COIN OF KOREAN EMPIRE

1/4 yang, 1898: Korean Empire

1/4 yang, 1898: Korean Empire

The date is indicated as "二": the second year of Gwangmu Era /Gwangmu Era: 1897-1907/ = 1898.

Two mythical dragons inside a circle.

¼ YANG - 大 韓 光 武 二 年 두 돈 오 : ¼ YANG - Great Korea - Second year of Gwangmu - Two Chon Five Fun (1 Chon = 10 Fun = 1/10 Yang; 1 Fun = 1/100 Yang; 25 Fun = 1/4 Yang). /denomination of the coin is written in Hangul — a writing system for the Korean language created by King Sejong the Great in 1443/.

5-petalled plum flower (imperial seal of Korea). Denomination surrounded by a wreath of Rose of Sharon and plum.

二  五 : 2 Chon / 5 Fun (denomination of the coin is written in Hanja — Korean name for a traditional writing system).

  • Copper-nickel: 20.7 mm - 4.8 g
  • Reference price: 20$

COIN YANG — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF JOSEON (1892-1896) + KOREAN EMPIRE (1897-1902): yang = 10 chon = 100 fun

The name of the yang coin comes from the name of the ancient Chinese measure of weight and money — tael (liang). Chinese tael is pronounced as "liǎng".